March 12, 2014
Even before Katrina hit the coast, we knew gas prices would go up. But that's happened faster than we thought, and thoroughly. Gasoline is approaching $4 a gallon in some place. Here in Sparks and Reno, its up to $3.39 for a gallon of regular.
We watched as drivers expressed a range of emotions as they filled up their cars Wednesday night. Some cursed, other screamed and there were a few laughs. But the one thing almost everyone we talked to said, they're not buying the excuse that prices have jumped 20 to 30 cents, because of Hurricane Katrina.
We also spoke to a few people who didn't complain. They say the rising prices are not a surprise, considering the devastation that has struck the Gulf Coast.